SEATING CAPACITY: 2255
Contains two theatres (City Center Stage 1 and City Center Stage 2). The building, with its unique Moorish facade, was built as a Masonic Temple (home to Ancient and Accepted Order of the Mystic Shrine). It was slated for demolition in 1943 but saved by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. The New York City Center of Music and Drama opened that same year.
The 2011 renovation reduced the seating capacity from 2,750 to 2,255.